Kettle Krazy™: Stir Rod & Motor

What is the stir rod made of?

The stir rod is made of die-cast aluminum.

The motor and stir rod in my Kettle Krazy move both ways. Is this normal?

Yes. The motor used in the Kettle Krazy is a synchronous type motor which can operate in either direction. Because of this, it is normal for the motor to operate in either direction, and it may automatically reverse itself if presented with an obstruction, such as an unpopped kernel or a nut becoming caught between the end of the stir rod and side of base.

Kernels get stuck under the stir rod, is this normal?

This may occasionally happen, it will not interfere with the popping.